Atmel is the First to Offer a Completely USB Full-Speed Certified Secure Microcontroller

10/23/2002 - Atmel® announced that it received the USB V2.0 Full Speed certification for the AT90SC6464C-USB. This outstanding product is already shipping and is available for bulk production.

The AT90SC6464C-USB is a Secure AVR® RISC microcontroller for use in smart cards and e-Tokens, that features a dual communication interface, USB Full-Speed / ISO 7816, 128 Kbytes of non-volatile memory, a full set of very high level security features and an outstanding 16-bit CPU performance.

The AT90SC6464C-USB provides 64Kbytes of on-chip Flash memory and 64Kbytes of EEPROM. Flash program memory gives unrivalled flexibility for new applications with the ability to load or upgrade application code during the production run with no delay. The large EEPROM data memory enables the device to store enough secure data for complex transactions. In addition, the AT90SC6464C-USB includes all the security features already built into the AT90SC series. In particular it provides a 16-bit RISC crypto-coprocessor for very efficient execution of the highest-level encryption algorithms, RSA, AES 128/128, SHA-256. In addition, a hardware T-DES (Triple Data Encryption Standard) co-processor, a true RNG (Random Number Generator) and the support of ECC (Elliptic Curve Cryptography) enhance the high cryptography performances of this device.

Herve Roche, Smart Card IC Marketing Manager said, "This certification gives customers the assurance of USB Full-Speed performance when deploying Atmel's USB secure microcontroller solution on the PC security market addressing applications such as e-banking, e-commerce, VPN, PKI, secured email and copy right protection. The dual protocol AT90SC6464C-USB secure IC is a USB device with plug-and-play convenience, while remaining compatible with the established ISO 7816 infrastructure. The high data transfer rate over the USB 2.0 Full-Speed interface 12 Mbps combined with a highly secure architecture gives a very low cost secure IC for emerging applications."

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Founded in 1984, Atmel Corporation is headquartered in San Jose, California with manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe. Atmel designs, manufactures and markets worldwide, advanced logic, mixed-signal, non-volatile memory and RF semiconductors. Atmel is also a leading provider of system-level integration semiconductor solutions using CMOS, BiCMOS, SiGe and high- voltage BCDMOS process technologies.

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